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Feb 16, 2013 12:00am PST
front of technology. but to be really well educated and a specialist in any one of those things, requires a very deep immersion, deep immersion software or bioinfomatics or the various underlying sciences. and i wish i had had a better formal scientific education when i was younger. that more than anything would have helped me, i think. >> rose: here's you what said, my undergraduate degree was in history. i wish i would have been smart enough to excel in math, fitics-- physics or biology because the voyagers and adventurers come from there. >> that's where they start from. and yes, i don't quarrel with any part of that sentiment. i think those are today's voyagers. and they start off with a grounding in those particular sciences. >> rose: and do the business school grads become transactional people and go to wall street and go to financial institutions? >> it's obviously, charlie, unfair to paint a broad-brush here. and there's some very talented people who come out of the business schools. but-- and who join these companies. and a very vital parts of helping the companies get
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
and rapidly changing technology are washing away and replacing middle class work. faced with these challenges, the president offers two solutions: more training and more investment in technology to help american workers compete. and there's bipartisan support for that approach. >> going forward the question will be can we take people with average skills and give them a new technology that makes them earn a lot of money, or can we make our workers more skilled and thus allow them to earn more money. that's going to be the issue. >> reporter: the other issue is scale. the american middle class is vast and so are the challenges facing it. >> the magnitude of the problem facing the middle class-- this disconnect between economic growth and their prosperity, their opportunities is quite large relative to many of the solutions we're proposing which are on the small side. so we have to ramp up the magnitude of the solutions. >> reporter: which brings us back to where we started. big solutions can be expensive. and that's not popular and may not even be possible given our deficits. darren gersh, "n.b
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Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
have a very mature and serious nuclear weapon and a missile technology program. they're going to continue to do the research and development. when the time comes that they're ready to do a test, they're going to do that unless there is a political or a foreign policy reason for them not to do it. >> i mean there's been the questions about responding to sanctions. i mean even today people are wondering, is it tied to state of the union. is it sort of a direct, you know, push against the u.s.? >> i don't think so. i mean, in 2009 we heard this exact same thing. it was a condemnation of their april 2009 missile launch. the north koreans six weeks later conducted a second nuclear test in which they said it was because of the condemnation that occurred over their missile tests. you know, the response to that is that's nonsense. nobody conducts nuclear tests because they've been chastised over a missile test. more specifically, i would say if you're looking at a concurrence of time, it's not the state of the union. it's the two weeks prior to the inauguration of a new south korean p
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Feb 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
. we're stuck with this old-fashioned technology because, as susan crawford explains, our government has allowed a few giant conglomerates to rig the rules, raise prices, and stifle competition. just like standard oil in the first gilded age a century ago. in those days, it was muckrakers like ida tarbell and lincoln steffens rattling the cages and calling for fair play. today it's independent thinkers like susan crawford. the big telecom industry wishes she would go away, but she's got a lot of people on her side. in fact, if you go to the white house citizen's petition site, you'll see how fans of "captive audience" are calling on the president to name susan crawford as the next chair of the federal communications commission. "prospect" magazine named her one of the "top ten brains of the digital future," and susan crawford served for a time as a special assistant to president obama for science, technology and innovation. right now she teaches communications law at the benjamin cardozo school of law here in new york city and is a fellow at the roosevelt institute. susan crawford, w
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Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >> hmmmm. >> because you are using technology that has never been done before. the flying in spider-man has never been done in theatre. we were really experiencing. >> trying to make it safer. >> well, you know, yes, trying to make it safer. but the major accident that happened had nothing to do with flying. so let's not get into that. but the point is that we were creating something that was technically avant-garde. it had never been done, even with the la, so we had technical problems and our set design that was supposed to be the coup detheatre to end the show didn't work so we were always struggling to get to the end. >> rose: and you always knew. >> we knew exactly. >> rose: nobody could come to you and say we got problems here. >> of course i knew t i would spend every day, 8 shows a week, whenever you have rehearsals spending time trying to fix it and make it better. >> rose: was this the most pressure you had been under. >> i suppose. >> rose: how did you handle the pressure. >> i worked my ass off. i was surprised when i was told that i had let sgchlt i had never been warned. >> ro
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Feb 12, 2013 2:30pm PST
and marked a major step in its reocket technology. they say they have made a nuclear bomb that may be small of to mount on the rocket. kim jong-un is barely 30 years old. some thought he might bring change to this port country. he seems to have decided nuclear bombs, not economic reform, is what will guarantee the survival of his regime. the korean peninsula was divided by war 60 years ago. south koreans reach beyond the dreams of northerners have grown used to protect and have shut them off. north korea has managed to militarize their nuclear weapons. the implications are far reaching and will change calculations. this proposes a more serious threat. >> it is so decided. >> in new york, led the security council met for security talks. china has condemned the test. did the budget for the north, beijing is under pressure to back tougher action this time around. >> we must deliver a strong response by way of the security council resolution that further mpede the growth of dprk's weapons and nuclear missile programs. >> america still has thousands of troops stationed in south korea. the u.s. a
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
was surprised we have such a high level of technology and i was proud we can match the united states. >> he risks his life to escape to the south, to freedom, he says the bank even among the factors like him, pride in pyongyang's achievement minders. south to rihanna's pop culture is trickling into the north, breaking -- south korea's pop culture is trickling into the north. they may not always have the same affect. bbc news. >> in the past few decades, the medical community has made great strides in diagnosing and treating depression. but what if it is jim's, not humans and need the help? -- if it is chimps, not humans that need the help? it is found that chimpanzees can benefit from anti-depressant. we have this report. >> this is a retirement home for chimps that have been used in scientific research. they are well fed and given lots of space. after 20 years could up in the lab, many cannot adapt to spending -- cannot adapt, spending their new-found freedom in brooding isolation. anyone entering the compound needs protective clothing. chimps here have been infected with hepatitis and hiv
PBS
Feb 15, 2013 2:30pm PST
, cell phones, technology, etc.. how can a company cope with that kind of instant attention? >> it is not easy. welcome to the new world, and this is a perfect example of that. we have a real-time coverage of the war story of people living through it. there is nothing you can do about it except to play that game, as well. talking real time about what you are doing, how you are fixing the problem. since they have not figured out what the problem is, even now, it would be what we are doing to solve the problem for the customers, what we are going to do for those customers when they get to land. >> what marx would you give them? >> i would not give them very high marks because they missed some basic steps. they fell into a very predictable and typical trap, either clamming up, or to the extent you cannot do that, talking about what was in the past. the key thing now is that those people booked that crews for a reason, and it was not because they hated cruising. what they want is that there is reassurance, that it is ok, to do something that they want to do anyway, and the way t
PBS
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
as a smartphone. c.e.o. tim cook is scheduled to speak at the goldman sachs technology conference tomorrow in san francisco. then he'll join first lady michelle obama for the state of the union address. apple shares up 1% to just under $480. shares of microsoft rose a fraction on reports that its "surface x pro tablet" computers sold out over the weekend. microsoft advanced 1%. shares have climbed more than 4% since the start of the year. shares of tesla hit a speed bump after a negative review of its model "s" sedan. the "s" is the first car the auto-maker designed completely. tesla is expected to announce the release date of its quarterly report this week. tesla shares dropped 2%. but despite that, shares are still trading near their 52-week highs. and starz says it has extended its agreement with sony's film business. the deal gives starz exclusive premium pay-tv rights to sony pictures entertainment movie releases through 2021. starz shares were shining: up over 7%. sony shares pretty much flat. three of the five most actively traded exchange traded products were lower. the s&p 500 vix exchan
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Feb 13, 2013 1:00am PST
david einhorn. speaking at a goldman sachs technology conference today, cook also said apple is considering einhorn's proposal to issue preferred stock and return more money to shareholders. einhorn and his firm greenlight capital sued apple last week as part of a broader effort to push the tech giant to dole out more of its $137 billion hoard of cash. as for apple stock today, it tumbled 2.5% to about $468. just five months ago, the stock was trading at $700. meanwhile, uncle sam's cash situation is improving a little bit. the u.s. treasury posted its first monthly budget surplus since 2008, and thanks to a jump in tax revenue. it's now $2.9 billion in the black for january. that's a big improvement over the $27 billion deficit a year earlier. but despite that turnaround, lawmakers still need to make major cutbacks in order to keep government debt in check. >> susie: the group of seven industrialized nations issued a statement today saying that any stimulus programs they undertake are aimed solely at spurring domestic demand and are not an effort to weaken their currencies,
PBS
Feb 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
a new book where airlines will benefit from new technology. >> susie: certainly it is complicated and complex to integrate two big airlines. so what do you think executives over at delta and united continental were talking about today. are they going to be making any changes now that this merger is official? >> well, this is probably one of the most anticipated mergers ever, which again is the reason why it didn't have any effect on the stock prices today, i would guess. and these people were expecting it. they're planning for it. and they were, believing that the industry will benefit by having these two weaker carriers combine into what will eventually be one strong carrier. >> susie: and what about travelers. you heard suzanne pratt's report about ticket fares. a lot of people are concerned about it. you have been covering the airline industry for years. you've seen all of these mergers. what does this mean for ticket fares? >> ticket prices will solidify. we won't have the giveaways we've had for the five or ten years before. this was a trend that was developing already as air
PBS
Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
also want to work with this congress to encourage the research and technology that helps natural gas burn even cleaner and protects our air and our water. in fact much of our new found energy is drawn from lands and waters that we, the public, own together. so tonight i propose we use some of our oil and gas revenues to fund an energy security trust that will drive new research and technology to shift our cars and trucks off oil for good. if a nonpartisan coalition of ceos and retired generals and admirals can get behind this idea, then so can we. let's take their advice and free our families and businesses from the painful spikes in gas prices we put up with for far too long. i'm also issuing a new goal for america. let's cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next 20 years. ( applause ) we'll work with the states to do it. those states were the best ideas to create jobs and more energy bills by constructing more efficient buildings. we'll receive federal support to help make that happen. america's energy sector is just one part of an aging infrastructure
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Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm PST
dodge then we do have to cut back more. if it turns out we get another technology revolution like we did with the internet, then we have to cut back lessment i think it's fair to do a lot now but not too much, in 5, 7 years reevaluate where we stand. >> rose: but you want to get us on a growth trajectory. >> and i'm-- . >> rose: that is your primary goal. >> that is my primary goal, growth trajectory in a sustainable way, that doesn't lead to huge debt, doesn't depend on huge debt or inflation. >> rose: how different is what you propose from what bowles simpson was. >> actually not that different. i mean, i think one of the key things that came out of the bowles simpson discussion was the idea of what i call the simpson bowles ratio, that it's a question of how much is done through spending cuts versus tax increases. and bowls simpson said we want it 2 for -- two times as much spending for every tax increase. and i think, frankly, the obama administration is going to come out of these negotiations well above that floor. meaning there is going to be-- . >> rose: 3 to 1. >> i think between
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Feb 13, 2013 12:00am PST
mobilization to not shoes the campaign infrastructure the technology the sophistication they have and to build from the out side to really do things in that way, mobilize the outside game. i think that is what he believes is the path to progress. >> charlie. >> rose: yes, mark. >> i think the president is remarkably consistent and i think in a second term he's kind of a fixed piece. the big changes for me, there's a new chief of staff a new secretary of treasury new secretary of state new secretary of defense. how all these people fit together as big parts of saying how the operation works. and i think the biggest piece was also a constant in some ways but his role that's fluctuated is the vice president. you talked to members of congress even republicans particularly in the senate and they will say we just don't have contact with the president, we don't have a feel for the president to be able to move things or stick with the agenda. they have great confidence in the vice president and great confidence in the vice president's ability as he showed in the last couple deals at the end of these
PBS
Feb 14, 2013 12:00am PST
and technologies that make it possible with a handful of individuals to destroy one of our cities then we're forced, i think, to think anew about our traditional ways of doing business, about how we make decisions, about how has the authority to make what decisions and that has, in fact, i think, probably generated is shift, if you will to the executive branch that the presidential authority is greater now than it was prior to 9/11. and basically for good reason. i don't always agree with the way it's used, but we felt an obligation to move aggressively along those lines. we didn't sit down and seiji we need more powers, we say how are we going to use the technical capability we have to intercept communication between al qaeda overseas and the people they're talking to here at home and what kind of authority do we need from the courts or from the congress. so we go through those exercises but i think it's driven by circumstance as much as it is by philosophy. >> rose: thank you. >> enjoyed it, charlie, good to see you. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> this is n.b.r. >> susie: good evening everyone.
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Feb 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> suarez: the world witnessed something today it had not seen since the 15th century: a sitting pope, benedict xvi, announced he is giving up the papacy. the news reverberated around the globe and stunned many of the world's 1.2 billion catholics. >> it was a big surprise because this doesn't happen all the time. and my first reaction was to pray and to call my friends, texted my friends and asked even my non-catholic and nonbelieving friends to keep us in their thoughts and in their prayers. >> i had never heard anything like this in my life. the pope has to be there until he dies. and he is resigning? >> popes can't resign. this hasn't happened in 600 years. a pope can't resign. this news isn't right. >> suarez:
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Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: two major airlines announced a marriage of sorts, on this valentine's day. their combination means the field of major u.s. carriers will shrink by one. these jetliners-- sporting shiny new paint jobs-- are among the roughly 900 planes in the american airlines fleet and they're about to be joined by the 622 planes currently flying for u.s. airways. the price tag for the deal: $11 billion. creditors of american's bankrupt parent company a.m.r. will own 72% of the combined airline. the merger affects some 187 million passengers who fly the two airlines annually. >> i grew up on u.s. airways. >> brown: as well as more than 100,000 employees. >> our best goal going forward is to make it the biggest, strongest airline in the country,
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Feb 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
in a technologically fluent culture. whether or not everyone shares in that fluency. and among those who know, we have ways, on paper, to deflect asteroids. if we find them early enough before they come in. none of those plans are funded by any agency anywhere in the world. so that's a whole other cultural political challenge that would need to be overcome. for the moment, all we're doing is the meager funds that hasa-- nasa has to do so combined with some other funds around the world is to find the asteroids and track them. now this one that hit russia, yeah it tore up the town a bit but it's not disrupting civilization. if you get asteroids about a kill meet never size, those are large-- kilometre in size those are large enough to disrupt transportation, communication, the food chains and that can be really bad day on earth. and so we set up a criterion to find all kilometer class asteroids whose orbit crossed earth and we did a really good job at it. we said okay, let's go a little smaller. how about, how about 100 meter asteroids. let's map them. now we know when they're coming but we still have n
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Feb 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. after aurora, after virginia tech, after columbine, the question of gun violence becomes a recurring national conversation. this evening, newshour joins pbs in a week of special coverage on the topic of gun violence: "after newtown." the waves of reaction since december's connecticut school shooting continue to reverberate from coast to coast. >> now! ifill: as gun-control activists push for stricter laws. and gun owners chafe against the prospect of new regulation, crossing for... causing for now an increase in sale in firearms and attendance at gun shows. that dpebt is now spreading well beyond washington as cities and states take steps to distance themselves from gun manufactur
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